LILBURN -- Grayson forced four Berkmar turnovers and blocked a punt in the first quarter on the way to a 62-0 win Friday night.
Grayson head coach Mickey Conn was proud of the way his defense was able to force turnovers and give the offense a short field.
"I thought our defense played really well. I was proud that they were able to force those turnovers," said Conn. "It's always big when you get a short field like that when you get turnovers and you convert. That was good to get things started."
The Rams (6-1, 4-1 Region 8-AAAAAA) certainly got things started in a big way, scoring 35 points in the first quarter. They took the opening drive 78 yards on nine running plays ending with the first of Wayne Gallman's two touchdowns on the night from one yard out.
After forcing a Berkmar punt the Rams took over at midfield and went 50 yards in just four plays capped off by an 11-yard TD run by Jordan Germany, who had four scores in the opening quarter. The next two came after Patriot fumbles, both from one yard out, and the last one followed an interception by Grayson's Ryan Carter and was from five yards out.
Berkmar (1-5, 0-4 Region 8-AAAAAA) was only able to pick up two first downs in the first half and only had 81 yards of total offense the entire game.
With a 42-0 halftime lead the Rams were able to get a lot of players into the game in the second half, including A.J. Stinson, who had a 12-yard TD run in the third quarter. Asti White scored on a 1-yard run late in the fourth quarter.
Grayson rushed for 441 yards and was led by Gallman, who had 168 yards on 16 carries. Germany only had six attempts for 18 yards, all coming in the first quarter.